More than thirty carcasses of dead seals found on the coast of the Caspian Sea

More than thirty carcasses of dead seals found on the coast of the Caspian SeaThirty-five carcasses of seals found dead on the coast of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan Mangistuskoy region, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.

"During the inspection March 25, 2012 Sea coastline from Cape Urdyuk to area Bautino Xhosa were found dead specimens of seals of 35 pieces. All seals are being Siwar (young). The degree of decomposition of dead carcasses shows that death was relatively recent, within 1.5-2 weeks, "- said in a statement.

According to authorities, the three seals put mascara for laboratory research in veterinary laboratory for bacteriological detection of diseases, parasitic nature, and to analyze the various forms of poisoning.

"There were also sampled water and sediment that are transferred to the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance for laboratory research," — said agency.
Currently, mobile groups of fisheries inspection of Mangistau region hold events on the survey controlled areas and the coastal area of the Caspian Sea for the detection of dead seals.

This is not the first case of death of the seals on the Kazakh coast of the Caspian Sea. In 2011, in the Mangistau region was discovered ten carcasses of seals. In 2009, 355 carcasses were found in the oil field Arman. The cause of death was then seal distemper combined with pasteurellosis and salmonellosis.

Caspian seals up to 120 000 individuals, 95% of the population lives in the northern Caspian Sea in the Russian and Kazakh waters.

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